Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Right Now

Right now I would love to be in a cabin in the woods, snow blowing outside, the fireplace blazing, me sitting on a big chair with a blanket and a book and a yummy coffee.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

FAT Tuesday

Oh yeah, it is Fat Tuesday. The day to eat all the stuff you are going to give up for Lent. (if you do that) In my case that would be sweets. (I know, I'm crazy!) It was Dan's idea and I have to say that at first I was a little offended! But, he knows that giving something up for Lent is something that I take very seriously and would never cheat. He tried to add a clause about I still could have cake on my b-day but I said no. (See, I stick to it 100%.) So, for the next 40 days and 40 nights I will not be indulging in treats. My friend Amber said I should lose 10, I know I eat a lot of sweets, but geez!

After Dan suggested giving up sweets for Lent at lunch today, he mentions that someone was selling Girl Scout cookies in his office today and he bought 5 boxes! Three of which were for me. I told him we were having cookies for dinner. After he talked me out of that I said I was going to follow him from the restaurant to his office to get my cookies. I wanted to make the most of the last day to eat sweets. I hope no other drivers were paying close attention to the crazed maniac stuffing her face full of thin mints on the road this afternoon.

Needless to say, I will NOT be weighing in tomorrow. I did work out while watching TBL tonight. Lucky for me it is one again tomorrow night. I will exercise during it tomorrow as well.

Amber (my fitness goddess friend) said maybe I should start looking at my calorie intake. Women should be eating 1200-1700 a day. So I got this book today. It has calories for a lot of foods and restaurants and even FAIR FOOD like deep fried snickers! Mmmmm. There is a food journal/exercise journal that goes with it that I am going to go get too.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Weekly Question

What's your favorite pop/soda/coke?

Mine is Coca Cola. Dr. Pepper is a close second.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Riddle Me This...

?.... What is both so good and so bad?

A.... 75% off Valentine's Day candy at Walgreens!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Weekly Weigh In

Well, in the past two weeks I have gained 2 pounds back.

With Cole's surgery and recovery I was nursemaid 24/7 and didn't have much time to myself.

Then came Valentine's Day.

I guess I am surprised that I only gained 2 pounds back total.

I have been exercising these past few days...and Tuesday nights are big exercise nights b/c of the Biggest Loser.

I was over a friend's house and used her Wii Fit...and the next day I was feeling sore in places I didn't think I could get sore. Dan finally caved and said I could get Wii and Wii Fit. (free shipping and no tax at!!! Love!)
**Funny story about playing Wii Fit...when I made my Wii Me I accidentally added a body part, but it turned out to be perfect! It was a double chin! We all laughed so hard!!!! AND after weighing in, my Wii Me went "boing" and plumped up. More laughs. Glad we can all laugh at my overweight (for now) self.

Even though I have slipped up these past weeks, I still don't feel like giving up.

And even though I have slipped up these past weeks, my clothes still fit better, even after they are washed.

I have been really good about lifting arm weights. I think I might actually get into a tank top this summer! And the Logan pool!

Wii Fit says to be in the healthy BMI range I should lose 20 pounds. Ok. I'm in.

Even though i have never been a big exercise person, I feel good when I am doing it and kinda want to do it. (which surprises me every time!) I just keep picturing myself in my capris this spring. And I just got a new bathing suit that I want to wear to the beach/pool/sprinkler park.

Well, have I rambled on enough? I haven't blogged since Cole's surgery so I guess I needed to get some stuff out! (I had all the recent entries on both blogs to post on the days...I typed out everything weeks ago.)

Angie, Jacey and Jen: how is the weight loss going?

Monday, February 16, 2009

Weekly Question

Wow, I'm hitting a lot of holidays with this weekly question bit.

Anyhoo, it is President's Day.

Do you have a favorite president? (Other than our current one? Haha Republicans! Had to say it!)

I'm not much of a history buff. I remember having to do a report on Herbert Hoover when I was in grade school. I remember the slogan "I like Mike" in the 80's b/c I was in love with a Mike at the time. (Although Mike didn't get elected...and the other Mike didn't think there was a "spark" between us so he never dated me. Yeah, I never got over that.) I was on vacation in Hilton Head Island, SC when Regan died. I wrote in my diary the day Regan got shot. Liked the fact that Carter had a daughter named Amy. Can't really say I have a favorite though. Yet. :)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Weekly Question

What is something you like to get to eat at the movie theatre? (Even if you never do)

Ok, first of all...I would eat ANYTHING from the concession stand! But my favorite thing to get is my own popcorn (I hate to share with Dan b/c we are both hogs and are always reaching in for more at the same time!) with butter in the middle and on top. Mmmmmm.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Weekly Weigh In

Well, no happy ending this week.

Dan was out of town Friday - Monday and I was living it up! Scrapbooking here on Friday night with lots of yummy food...Saturday and Sunday I watched season 3 of Project Runway on DVD and snacked. (I just love to watch TV in bed and eat while alone...but I decided that I need to start watching TV elsewhere when alone so I don't get tempted.) Last night I had to watch the Biggest Loser in the hearth room instead of the bedroom (dvr-ing two shows in the bedroom so I couldn't watch a third channel) and I exercised comfy bed to lay in and watch.

I did exercise more this week...I knew I had to b/c of the weekend feast.

I think last week when I was bad and exercised and still lost weigh made me a little too confident. I can cheat, but not like I did this week.

I had a feeling that I might not see any weight loss this week so in a last ditch attempt to help the numbers go down I did a major bush-whacker. (remember the slovish genes?!)

I'm still in this...

I weigh...159.4

****Last week Angie was 140 and this week she is 138.5. Hooray! weigh to go!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Weekly Question

Tomorrow is Groundhog Day. So Happy Groundhog Day!

When I was in college I went to Punxsutawney, PA with friends to see if Punxsutawney Phil, the famous groundhog, would see his shadow. It was quite a road trip. We left in the wee hours of the morning for our destination. We were all bundled up and ready to see Phil...along with thousands of other people. It's quite a big deal in PA!

After all the excitement...we had to haul-ass back for classes.

For more info about Groundhog Day...
Here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the holiday:

Yes! Punxsutawney Phil is the only true weather forecasting groundhog. The others are just impostors.

How often is Phil's prediction correct? 100% of the time, of course!

How many "Phils" have there been over the years? There has only been one Punxsutawney Phil. He has been making predictions for over 120 years!

Punxsutawney Phil gets his longevity from drinking the "elixir of life," a secret recipe. Phil takes one sip every summer at the Groundhog Picnic and it magically gives him seven more years of life.

On February 2, Phil comes out of his burrow on Gobbler's Knob - in front of thousands of followers from all over the world - to predict the weather for the rest of winter.

According to legend, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his shadow, there will be an early spring.

No! Phil's forecasts are not made in advance by the Inner Circle. After Phil emerges from his burrow on February 2, he speaks to the Groundhog Club president in "Groundhogese"(a language only understood by the current president of the Inner Circle). His proclamation is then translated for the world.

The celebration of Groundhog Day began with Pennsylvania's earliest settlers. They brought with them the legend of Candlemas Day, which states, "For as the sun shines on Candlemas Day, so far will the snow swirl in May..."

Punxsutawney held its first Groundhog Day in the 1800s. The first official trek to Gobbler's Knob was made on February 2, 1887.

So the story goes, Punxsutawney Phil was named after King Phillip. Prior to being called Phil, he was called Br'er Groundhog.


Did you ever take any crazy road trips in college?